Phoebe Cates, one of the biggest youth stars of the 1980s, is a former American actress and model. She was born in New York in 1963. Her father is of Russian-Jewish descent and her mother was born in China. Her mother’s Chinese ancestry gave her black hair and oriental charm, so she looks very beautiful. She dreamed of becoming a ballet star since she was a child, but at the age of 14 she was forced to transfer to the modeling industry due to a knee injury.
Cates is mainly known for her roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins. Her first footprint in acting was in Paradise which filmed in 1981. Cates retired in 1994 and returned in 2001 for a film. In 2015, Cates provided her voice for a video game called Lego Dimensions. Like many parents, Cates would rather focus on raising a family than work full-time outside.